Students get lesson in DNA


Fifth grade students at Clement and Midway elementary schools were given a lesson in DNA by visitors from the Clinton Police Department.


Did you know that no two people have the same fingerprint, yet twins are the only one who share the same DNA?

On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, all fifth grade students at Clement and Midway Elementary schools attended a CSI presentation by Assistant Chief Donald Edwards, Sgt. Alpha Clowney, Sgt. Adrian Matthews, and Cpl. Det. Salah O’neill, of the Clinton Police Department. These two interesting facts and more information was shared with the fifth graders as part of the AIG program enrichment studies going on this semester.

Students listened attentively and were very interested as Assistant Chief Edwards described the process of crime scene investigation and what it takes to become a crime scene detective. The detectives explained and demonstrated how to secure and process a crime scene, using special equipment and tools. AIG students and others participated in a fingerprinting activity.

Students participated by asking questions concerning various aspects of a CSI investigation. Inquiring minds wanted to know about various careers and how to pursue the needed education in this field.

As the session ended, the presenters were pleased to hear that Sampson County may have its’ own upcoming detectives. Students expressed appreciation for the members of the Clinton Police Dept. in all they do to help solve and prevent crime in Sampson County. Deborah Oliver, AIG Specialist, school principals and teachers would like to thank them for coming to our schools to share this information with our students.

Fifth grade students at Clement and Midway elementary schools were given a lesson in DNA by visitors from the Clinton Police Department.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_image.jpgFifth grade students at Clement and Midway elementary schools were given a lesson in DNA by visitors from the Clinton Police Department.
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